Reliability consideration in shakedown analysis

K. C. Chou*, T. V. Galambos

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Abstract

Shakedown analysis for ductile rigid frames has shown that a structure can respond linearly at a higher elastic limit after it has experienced some plastic deformation. If the residual deformation is acceptably small, one can increase the loading limit of the structure. Although shakedown analysis is understood by many engineers, only deterministic analyses have been performed thus far. It is desirable to include the uncertain nature of load and resistance in the analyses. A reliability model describing the residual deflection process of a 2-span continuous beam is proposed here. The goal is to aid future design of ductile rigid frames and continuous beams, such as bridges, to achieve a reliability level consistent with its design objectives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProbabilistic Mechanics and Structural and Geotechnical Reliability, Proceedings of the Specialty Conference
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages204-207
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0872628736
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992
EventProceedings of the 6th ASCE Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics, and Structural and Geotechnical Reliability - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: Jul 8 1992Jul 10 1992

Publication series

NameProbabilistic Mechanics and Structural and Geotechnical Reliability, Proceedings of the Specialty Conference

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 6th ASCE Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics, and Structural and Geotechnical Reliability
CityDenver, CO, USA
Period7/8/927/10/92

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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